Weird ships, who else has the love?

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  1. Tugboat

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    She'd be very hard to build, and legal only in clubs that allow ships built a long time ago, or alternatively in clubs that allow ships in service prior to 1905.
     
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  3. Reckless

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    so.. what about targets... I mean cargo vessels for weird?
     
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    French aircraft-carrier Bearn. Kinda different.
    And you can always arm it down the road if you like.
    Mike M. has a great build thread for his. I love that boat.
    Mikey
     
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    I build abstract models for the fun of building and being creative.
     
  6. Reckless

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    that's what it's all about for me, the ship itself has to appeal to me. if it's so obtuse that it's just a target awaiting distruction then that's different. but if it's able to fight (even in it's own way) I'm all about it :D
     
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  7. Captain obvious

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    What about the aircraft carrier Wolverine. Paddle wheels? Or the Blimp ship the Dedalo. Spanish aircraft carrier
     
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    Well thank you, Captain Obvious. I think you've determined which convoy ship I will build in the distant future... I checked the shiplist for Wolverine and unsurprisingly it did not come up. I bet the plans would be a real pain to find, and I wonder how the hull penetrability issue would be addressed with regard to the paddles
     
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  9. djranier

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    Paddles are propulsion, so 1/8 hard area around them would be my guess. Also has rudders at both ends of the ship.
     
  10. Anvil_x

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    I noticed that weird little flap on the bow, but didn't know it was a rudder. a fittingly absurd little ship. It'd be even funnier if I rigged it with a pneumatic triple expansion engine powered by a small electric compressor.
     
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    Its 500 ft long, so would make a good sized boat.
     
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    yeah lol, the flight deck on the back hangs off an additional fifty feet, and looking at the overhang on three sides, she'd be a hard hull to hit. I think I found somebody with a set of plans (the Kalamazoo nautical museum contracted a dude to make a scale model a while back), so I'll see if I can get a PDF
     
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    I've a mind to build one of those weird Pre-Dreadnaught battleships, like the French built with those totally off the wall protruding hulls:
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    Or even a paddle/sternwheeled powered warship during the period between sail and steam. Just for the fun of it....and yes, of course I'd arm it. Just for the fun of it!!
     
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  14. Anvil_x

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    that sucker was designed back when it was totally expected that you would ram other ships in battle. I like the weird offset turret design PDNs too. it'd be cool to see that thing in a brawl, but I suspect you'll have to be careful with that absurd ram prow
     
  15. Kotori87

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    Sure, watch out with the ram bow, and it'd probably be a pain in the butt to sheet. But just look at how much down-angle you can get on the main guns!
     
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    Looking at the plans it does not look as odd. The bow is considerably less pointy than I was expecting.
     
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    *do it*




    *Build the beast*
     
  19. Kotori87

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    PDNs and ACs are ideally suited for larger scales. Most predreads are around 3 feet long in 1:144 scale. While *possible* in 1:144 scale, imagine how much easier it would be to fit a pair of twin 1/4" rotating cannons into a 4.5 foot hull (1:96 scale) or even a 6 foot hull (1:72 scale). Regretfully the PWMC's ruleset has a hard cutoff that all ships must have been laid down after the battlehsip Dreadnought was launched, which eliminates almost every PDN and several early dreadnoughts, including Dreadnought herself.
     
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    This would be a good shop for Battlestations. Stay tuned as I will soon be making hulls and cannons available in 1/96th scale. Cannons will of course be legal for big gun formats.
     
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